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eternalearth888
02-10-2009, 08:50 PM
Alright, just out of curiosity, I want to know if anyone else has some team members who bring in tv shows/movies during build season (or at all).

The programmers on my team are OBSESSED with South Park, and although once in awhile during a short break, I sit with them and watch it, I can't help but feel as though they waste a lot of precious time.

*sigh* Oh well, I've tried to convince them otherwise, but what are you gonna do when its one website coder vs three programmers. :)

It's all good though. Thankfully, things are running smoothly for the programmers.

Does anyone else have members who do this? :confused:

Molten
02-10-2009, 08:59 PM
I'd be grateful it was the programmers. Also, I got to say no to the bringing things in. I don't think I've ever had the time to watch something like that at a build site. Usually, everyone finishes, and then they leave and watch tv at home. Also, South Park is ok, but I'd avoid having it on school computers/tvs. Some of the school's admin might not appreciate their equipment being used that way.

cloud_254
02-10-2009, 09:09 PM
u guys r lucky. that closest thing my team gets is just music. other than that theres not much for us to get distracted with.

Danny McC
02-10-2009, 09:10 PM
Hmmmm this happened one time last year when a kid on my team Mike bought in Battle Royale and we watched it whenever we got a break, which wasnt very often.

SammyKay
02-13-2009, 07:11 AM
u guys r lucky. that closest thing my team gets is just music. other than that theres not much for us to get distracted with.

That's the most we get too usually. But we usually only listen to music when a few of our mentors leave and everybody is calmly working on things. Sometimes if we're lucky we get to watch videos on YouTube

EOC
02-13-2009, 07:53 AM
Attendance at our build sessions is totally voluntary, so if anyone there wants to play a video game or watch a tv show, etc., I tell them to go home and play or watch to their heart's delight. Just don't distract those who are working on the robot.

Taylor
02-13-2009, 08:06 AM
u guys r lucky. that closest thing my team gets is just music. other than that theres not much for us to get distracted with.

Why in the world would you want to be distracted? There's 46 weeks of the year to do whatever you want with your time - why poison your team with distractions during the most critical and pressure-packed part of the season?

eternalearth888
02-20-2009, 09:54 PM
Well, I'm glad you guys understand. I didn't mean to be rude - at first, it was just once in a blue moon, and I had no issue with a short break. I know I get tired after 2.5 hours of straight coding, so I didn't mind. But then it was everyday *sigh* And then they began to distract other people who were in the middle of something important....

We've been lucky that we were a little ahead of schedule, but after a certain point, it's just not fair to our team - and then mentors who take the time out of their lives to work with us, ya know?

I apologize if I sound whiney or selfish, btw...I just had to let it out!